The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction w features a refreshed look and trade paperback trim size. Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great, At least for a little while. Kristina Sw is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, Kristina meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul--her life.